On September 24, the Lancers will be fighting for wins in four sports. The Girls Volleyball Freshman team starts off the morning at 8 at the Archbishop Hoban High School for the Archibishop Hoban Tournament. At 9 the Girls Volleyball Varsity team will play at the Mentor Tournament at Mentor High School. With a 9-2 record, the Lancers hope to take home a tournament victory. The Girls Varsity and Junior Varsity soccer teams will be competing at home at 10 against Cleveland Heights. The teams are coached by Joe Ciuni. The girls of both teams believe they will have home wins. The Cross Country team is competing at Cloverleaf High School at the Todd Invitational. The girls run at 10 and the boys run at 10:30.
Tailgating for the Varsity Football game starts at 11:30 a.m. While supplies last, free food will be available to all who attend. Face and hair painting, balloon animals and Sir Lancelot are expected. At 1:30 p.m. an alumni parade with Sir Lancelot and student drummers will precede the football players. Mrs. Christina Hollis, Advancement Coordinator, said the alumni will be organized by their graduation year for the parade. With a 3-1 record, the Lancers will face the VASJ Vikings. Kickoff is at 2.
High expectations exist for the Academy’s 70th Anniversary Homecoming. A Cavs Championship theme for the dance resulted from Student Council meetings. The Homecoming dance begins at 8 p.m. in the Fieldhouse and ends at 11 p.m. At the dance, many inflatable activities including a basketball court, a bouncy house and a 40-foot inflatable obstacle course will be available. For the first time ever, students will have the opportunity to play life-size Jenga, Operation, and Connect 4 games.
A larger photo booth at the dance will allow more students to fit into pictures, and a new green screen means students can choose any background they want. Game 7 of the NBA Finals will be replayed during the dance. When hunger sets in after all the inflatables and photo booth fun, basketball-themed food will be provided including cotton candy, pretzels, an Icee machine, French fries, and other food items common at a basketball game.
Some students have said they will be attending in groups while others will be going as dates. Restaurants for dinner include Flour, Sara’s Place and Brio. Country clubs also appear to be in vogue. According to the Co-President of Student Council, Jonny Botek (`17), the DJ will play pre-selected music including rap and hip hop. The tickets are $25 with a shirt, and $20 without. The shirts will be on sale during the dance for $10.
This year’s Homecoming T shirt outsold last year’s. Ticket sales are on track. Margot Reid (`17) said, “I’m excited! We have such a unique theme this year. Student Council has done a wonderful job. It’s bittersweet going to my last homecoming, but I know we will make it a great one!”